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 Posted: Sat Dec 5th, 2009 09:35 am
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Well a very nice person on here noticed i was interested in the kit Chris is building on here but due to the price i was a bit put off, so he came up with a plan.

He buys roughly the same kits from a German firm and the cost is very much lower. So he asked if i would like to have a go at kit bashing 2 of his and see how i got on. When finnished i would send them back to him. So as i have no work at the mo i thought i give it a go. They arrived within a few days and these are them, first up is the Daff unit and trailer,



Next is the UN breakdown truck,



Now they look easy you may think but i can assure you they aint. I opted to go for the Daf first and opened the box, here is what is inside,



As i say looks easy but as the instructions are not in English but only numbered and you have to match the plastic number with the smaller numbers to get the bit, ie you look at the plan it says number 12, you then look for the main number on the plastic its on and it may say 139 it be there. You then match 12 from the pic to the bit on the plastic 139 strip, confused makes 2 of us, :hmm. Argh wel i am game for anything and as they are not due back for a long time i can take my time and hopefully do a good build.

So watch this space for a update now and again.

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 Posted: Sat Dec 5th, 2009 10:05 am
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They don't even look easy, Phill.  Good luck :exclam



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Very nice of someone to send you those Phill

It may be a steep learning curve for you but i will improve your modelling skills and give you more confidence it tackling more difficult things in the future.

I look forwad to seeing you do the various stages.

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Good luck Phill

I always enjoyed, and had a lot of success with "Airfix type" aircraft and ship kits but was always disapointed with my efforts with cars and lorries! 



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i can help out here, i spent 5 years in germany;-)

 

the german 12 is wrote down the same as an english 12 :thumbs

 

 

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Matt wrote: phil

i can help out here, i spent 5 years in germany;-)

 

the german 12 is wrote down the same as an english 12 :thumbs

 

 

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I spent 8 years there Mat and i never knew that one :twisted:, so thanks for the help :thumbs:mutley

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Max everyone will get a red  x on Matt`s avatar,
that`s why the emoticon hit`s it with the stick
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MaxSouthOz wrote: Is anyone else getting a red X on Matt's avatar?

I think all this town building has got to Max :thud:roll::mutley

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Too subtle for me, guyz. :oops:



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Well after weeks of sitting looking, crying inwardly to myself, "will i ever get back in the mood", well guess what i am back :doublethumb, all be it slow, slow but gradually getting back. I spent a couple of hours doing the Daff kit i was asked if i wanted a go at. Well i just sat at the layout, with my 25 ticking over in the background :cool wink and started to look at the bits and pics etc, before i knew it i had done all this,

First up i did the trailer body, i was asked if i could leave the back doors open for him, (think he wants to make sure no illegal alien's have got on board:mutley),

Straight forward this one,



Next i started the cab, here are the bits with things added on each item, bit small to see and then the item fixed together as a whole, unfortunately he also wanted either one or both cab doors open but they are moulded into the cab so unable to do that,








Next up the chassis for the rig to sit on, this is very tricky to do and i have only partly done it, loads more detail to go on, mainly underneath,










Well that's it for now, just got to finish the rig off underneath and then its the trailer. Now that's even harder than the front rig underneath. I can honestly say it has been a joy to build so far. As long as you look and work out what is what and then do a dry run. I put it to where it go and see if it is ok. Of course the flash on the bit is trimmed as well.

More later when i get back to it, don't want to do too much as yet.

Phill

Thanks for the guys who gave advice in my lack of motavation thread, worked a treat, :thumbs.













 

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Nice one Phil that,l keep you busy over christmas :lol:  have you got macro setting on your camera for close up pics ?



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Well done, that man. :thumbs



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Diesel wrote:   have you got macro setting on your camera for close up pics ?


No mate only got a basic digy camea when pics done, take disc out put into a little silver box and upload. Sorry.

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Phill why don't you take your photographs from further away if the camera won't deal with close-ups. Move back until everything is sharp then take your picture. Once you have it on the computer then it is a simple matter to use a program like Irfanview to crop the picture to show the detail you want then save that to your disc.



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ok Bob i try it next time, cheers

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